Press Releases

State Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, today announced the introduction of SB 1083, Helping Families Out of Homelessness. SB 1083 would nearly triple the amount of time that homeless families can live in temporary housing to help ensure they can find permanent housing and avoid the cycle of homelessness.

California state Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, today introduced SB 878, Road to Success. It would establish a state-funded program to ensure that every TK-12 public school student in California gets transportation to and from school each day.

In honor of the 49th Anniversary of Roe. V. Wade, California Legislative Women’s Caucus Chair Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens), Vice Chair Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), Senate President pro Tempore Toni G.

Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) and Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), Chair of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, released the following statements regarding Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposed 2022-23 state budget:


Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins:

State Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, announced her plan today to introduce legislation that would create Hope Savings Accounts for California children who’ve lost a parent or primary caregiver due to COVID-19. Skinner plans to introduce The Hope for Children Act when the Legislature’s session begins in January.


With a strong fiscal outlook for California on the horizon that includes more than $51 billion in available discretionary resources for schools and other General Fund purposes, the Senate has begun work on a budget plan that harnesses the state’s wealth to ensure a more equitable economy that uplifts California families.


State Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, issued the following statement regarding the tragic passing today of longtime Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan, who was struck and killed by a car:


California Gov. Gavin Newsom today signed Sen. Nancy Skinner’s SB 354, which removes obstacles in the foster care system that have prevented children from being placed with a relative caregiver who may have a past conviction. Current law can prevent someone from caring for a child, even when their past conviction is decades old and they pose no safety risk to the child.